Patents by Inventor Tony Severenuk

Tony Severenuk has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180260984
    Abstract: Vector format based computer graphics tools have become very powerful tools allowing artists, designers etc. to mimic many artistic styles, exploit automated techniques, etc. and across different simulated physical media and digital media. However, hand-drawing and sketching in vector format graphics is unnatural and a user's strokes rendered by software are generally unnatural and appear artificial. In contrast to today's hand-drawing and sketching which requires significant training of and understanding by the user of complex vector graphics methods embodiments of the invention lower the barrier to accessing computer graphics applications for users in respect of making hand-drawing or sketching easier to perform. Accordingly, the inventors have established a direct vector-based hand-drawing/sketching entry format supporting any input methodology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
  • Publication number: 20150100882
    Abstract: OpenType fonts have become a standard with desktop published with over 150,000 fonts available each potentially comprising up to 65,535 characters and even more glyphs. Accordingly it is difficult for anybody to know the endless combinations for every font or even a significant subset of these OpenType fonts. At present users must go through a series of trial and error modifications to observe the fonts inherent design variations to find either the one they want or determine that the font is not appropriate. Embodiments of the invention in contrast provide users with a solution wherein the appearance of the characters and/or glyphs is first determined by the system and then presented to the user. Based on the appearance of the characters the user can then select the appearance they desire and the system determines which features are required for that appearance and proceeds accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Tony Severenuk, Claude Peloquin, Pauline Branigan, Neville Wai Chun Ko
  • Patent number: 6825859
    Abstract: When a content of an on-screen item representing a feature of an application program is changed without user's direct interaction, the present invention provides a visual cue that indicates the content change of the on-screen item to help attracting user's attention to the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Corel Corporation
    Inventors: Tony Severenuk, Cory Cooperman, Jennifer Fraser, Ramesh Subramanian, Rex Fang Xu